Preventing disease to improve health
Oral disease is almost entirely preventable. Yet too many in our state, especially in underserved communities, suffer from tooth decay and gum disease. A child with severe decay has difficulty sleeping, eating, and concentrating in school. Plus, cavities in baby teeth spread to cavities in adult teeth and can lead to lifelong oral health problems. It’s difficult to get a job if you’re missing teeth, or enjoy life if you’re in constant pain from a throbbing toothache.
Arcora Foundation focuses on preventing oral disease before it starts. Prevention improves health and saves money for families, businesses and taxpayers. Working with partners we aim to: